Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations|
This course provides a survey of the content and formulation of American foreign policy with an emphasis on the period after World War II. It evaluates the sources of American foreign policy including the international system, societal factors, government processes, and individual decision makers. The course begins with a consideration of major trends in U.S. foreign policy after World War II. With a historical base established, the focus turns to the major institutions and actors in American foreign policy. The course concludes with an examination of the challenges and opportunities that face current U.S. decision makers. A significant component of the course is the intensive discussion of specific foreign policy decisions.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(GOVT-Intl.)
Ralph Carter, ed., Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade, 4th ed.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two take-home exams, participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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